Dore Ashton is among the world’s most authoritative critics of modern and contemporary art. She is the author or editor of 30 books on art and culture, including Noguchi East and West, About Rothko, American Art Since 1945, A Fable of Modern Art, Yes, But: A Critical Study of Philip Guston, A Joseph Cornell Album, The New York School: A Cultural Reckoning, Picasso on Art, The Writing of Robert Motherwell, The Sculpture of Pol Bury, A Reading of Modern Art, Rauschenberg’s Dante, The Unknown Shore, Abstract Art Before Columbus and David Smith: Medals for Dishonor.
Ashton is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including two Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships and the Frank Jewett Mather Award in art criticism. She received her M.A. in art history from Harvard University and is professor of art history at The Cooper Union, New York and senior critic in painting/printmaking at Yale University.